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Horologe  n.  
A servant who called out the hours. (Obs.)
An instrument indicating the time of day; a timepiece of any kind; a watch, clock, or dial.

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"Horologe" Quotes from Famous Books

... the Geissberg and the Kaiserstuhl; and in front, from the broad terrace of masonry, you can almost throw a stone upon the roofs of the city, so close do they lie beneath. Above this terrace rises the broad front of the chapel of Saint Udalrich. On the left, stands the slender octagon tower of the horologe, and, on the right, a huge round tower, battered and shattered by the mace of war, shores up with its broad shoulders the beautiful palace and garden-terrace of Elisabeth, wife of the Pfalzgraf Frederick. In the rear are older palaces and towers, forming a vast, irregular quadrangle;—Rodolph's ...
— Hyperion • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Words linked to "Horologe" :   atomic clock, measuring device, watch, timepiece, ticker, measuring system, timer, time-ball, balance, balance wheel, timekeeper

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